PhD inquiries - first steps


Call for Sustainable Academic Capacity Building for Excellence through Research and Training (SACERT) Programme - Flyer and Application Form

Call for applications MPhil - Intellectual Disability

Call for application information and application form

As noted in our call for applications the MPhil in Intellectual disability is an academic research degree which aims to contribute to knowledge generation and translation in the field of intellectual disability in South Africa and Africa. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, advocacy and self-determination, community inclusion, development of evidence-based interventions, and evaluating and improving public service provision and promoting the health and mental health of people with Intellectual Disability and their supporters.

The application due date is the 30 September 2022



Vacancy for Clinical Psychologist - Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital 

Details of post

Contact Lameze Abrahams for more information


Doctoral positions

The Brain Behaviour Unit currently has positions available for post-Doctoral and Doctoral students. Interested students should contact Nastassja Koen.

BBU Post-Doctoral Fellowship


Applicants for the BBU Post-Doctoral Fellowship must have completed a PhD degree in a foundational discipline relevant to brain-behaviour studies (eg. psychiatry, psychology,neuroscience, genetics) within the last 5 years, and who have not yet held any permanent or professional posts.

Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a collaborative fashion as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Tenure of Fellowship

1 year, with renewal subject to available funds and satisfactory academic progress.

Value of Fellowship

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and research experience. Application for tax exemption will be made by the University on behalf of the successful candidate.

Applicants should send a copy of their CV, as well as a one-page outline of potential research directions, to Prof Dan Stein. Successful applicants will be required to comply with the University's approved policies, procedures and practices.